Am I allowed to wear sunglasses, glasses, or tinted glasses in my passport photo?
No, you will need to take them off for your passport photo.
You must submit a signed note from your doctor if you cannot remove your glasses due to medical reasons.
Is jewelry permitted in passport photos?
Yes, jewelry and facial piercings can be worn as long as they don't hide your face. A permanent tattoo is also acceptable for passport purposes.
How should I pose for my photo?
Face the camera with your head centered in the frame and not tilted, and display a neutral expression or a natural smile.
Can I wear a hat or headcover in my photo?
You may wear a hat or head covering, but you must submit a signed statement clarifying that the hat or head covering is part of recognized, traditional religious attire that is frequently worn or required in public or a signed doctor's statement verifying the item is used daily for medical purposes.
Hats and head coverings cannot obscure your hairline or cast shadows on your face and your entire face must be visible.
Can I smile in my passport photo?
Yes, However, the smile must be natural and unexaggerated.
Can I take my passport photo wearing a uniform?
You cannot wear a uniform, clothing that resembles a uniform, or camouflage clothing.
Can the red-eye in my passport photo be removed?
No,it cannot be removed digitally. A new photo must be submitted without red eye.
Are there any tips for taking a photo of a baby or toddler?
If you are taking a photo of your baby or toddler, no other person should be in the picture.
Lay your baby on a flat surface on his or her back (there's no need to worry about the background; our website will automatically remove it). You should ensure your baby's face is not shadowed, especially if you take a picture from above. It may also be helpful to take a picture of your child in the car seat.
Use burst mode on your camera to take as many photos as you can in one shot.
Can my child's eye be closed in the passport photo of him or her?
Infants with partially or completely closed eyes are acceptable. All other children must have both their eyes open.
Is it necessary to take a new photo if my appearance has changed (grown a beard, dyed my hair)?
You only need to take a new photo if your appearance has changed substantially. Growing a beard or coloring your hair are not significant changes. A new passport is not necessary if you can be identified by the photo in your current passport.
You may need a new passport if you:
Undergone significant facial surgery or trauma
Added or removed numerous/large facial piercings or tattoos
Undergone a significant amount of weight loss or gain
Made a gender transition
You do not need to apply for a new passport for a child whose appearance has changed due to natural aging.
I am unsure if my photo meets the requirements. What should I do?
You can check your photo's suitability at https://tsg.phototool.state.gov/photo. Here you can upload your picture and see examples.
If you have a colour printer and photo printing paper, you can make your passport photo at home. The passport photo downloaded from our site is for printing on 4R 4x6" photo paper, which contains six US passport photos. You will receive six correct size 2x2" US passport photos by printing exactly on 4x6" photo paper and cutting along the gray borders.
You can also order 4x6" prints from these online photo printing websites:
Your passport photo can be created most efficiently on our website. Using our website, you can create a digital and printable photo in seconds by removing the background. All you need to do is take a photo of yourself with your phone and upload it to our website. There's no need to leave the house. Time and money saved!
Alternatively, you can have your photo taken at any of these places.
1. Photo Marco Studios
725 Ponce De León Ave NE Ste 200 Atlanta, GA 30306
2. Midtown Passport Acceptance Facility
1072 W Peachtree St NW Atlanta, GA 30309
3. Toco Instant Printing
2960 N Druid Hills Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30329
4. Midtown Passport Acceptance Facility
1072 W Peachtree St NW Atlanta, GA 30309
5. Stop The Clock Photo
125 Lawrenceville St NW Ste 190 Norcross, GA 30071
5080 Highlands Pkway SE Ste B Smyrna, GA 30082
It is easy to print passport photos at Walmart. Using the Walmart app, you can upload your photo and select 4x6" photo paper, then pick it up within an hour or have it delivered.
The Walmart photo shops in Atlanta are:
1. 7001 Concourse Pkwy, Douglasville, GA 30134, United States
2. 5455 Atlanta Hwy, Alpharetta, GA 30004, United States
3. 3100 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30062, United States
4. 4975 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross, GA 30093, United States
5. 2795 Chastain Meadows Pkwy NW, Marietta, GA 30066, United States
6. 210 Cobb Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30060, United States
7.1100 Thornton Rd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122, United States
8. 6065 Jonesboro Rd, Morrow, GA 30260, United States
9. 4725 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338, United States
10. 2525 N Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033, United States
Your passport photo can be printed at a CVS store if you have downloaded it from our website. The CVS app lets you order passport photos online and pick them up in store. These photos can also be printed at the store. To ensure that your passport photo size is the correct size, make sure you print the downloaded photo sheet on 4R 4x6" photo paper.
The following CVS photo shops are located in Atlanta:
1.439 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, United States
2.2907 Main St, East Point, GA 30344, United States
3. 2458 Candler Rd, Decatur, GA 30032, United States
4.4037 Glenwood Rd, Decatur, GA 30032, United States
5. 3030 Headland Dr, Atlanta, GA 30311, United States
6. 225 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030, United States
7. 2910 Buford Hwy NE, Brookhaven, GA 30329, United States
8. 4345 S Cobb Dr SE, Smyrna, GA 30080, United States
9. 2910 Buford Hwy NE, Brookhaven, GA 30329, United States
10. Smyrna, GA 30080, United States
Rite Aid Pharmacy charges $7 for taking your photo. Alternatively, you can download a 4x6 photo sheet from our website, print it out as a postcard at Rite Aid, and pay just 19 cents.
Atlanta Rite Aid photo shops:
1. 2200 Roswell Rd Marietta, GA 30062
2. 1900 Sandy Plains Rd Marietta, GA 30066
3. 4110 Memorial Dr Decatur, GA 30032
4. 3725 Cascade Rd SW Atlanta, GA 30331
5. 1733 Powder Springs Rd Marietta, GA 30064
6. 4101 Five Forks Trickum Rd Lilburn, GA 30047
Printing your photos can also be done at Walgreens. Walgreens' app lets you order a passport photo online and pick it up at a Walgreens store. You can also print it at the store. Please keep in mind that the photo template downloaded from our website is designed for printing on 4R 4x6" photo paper. To make sure the passport photo is the right size, choose the right paper size. Walgreens charges $14.99 for a passport photo, but you can save up to 97.5% by printing the photo template.
Atlanta Walgreens photo shops:
1. 2020 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, United States
2. 595 Piedmont Ave NE Ste 100, Atlanta, GA 30308, United States
3. 2320 N Druid Hills Rd, Brookhaven, GA 30329, United States
4. 25 Peachtree St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303, United States
5. 2893 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, United States
6. 2035 Candler Rd, Decatur, GA 30032, United States
7. 3658 Roswell Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30342, United States
8. 2498 Cumberland Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339, United States
9. 4535 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30342, United States
10. 2154 Johnson Ferry Rd NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319, United States
Costco still offers online photo printing even though the in-store service has been discontinued. If you follow these steps, you can still print your passport photo at Costco at the lowest price:
1.Download our 4X6 passport photo template from our website
2.Upload the passport photo template to the Costco app
3.Instead of using the standard Costco passport photo template, select a 4x6 inch template
4.Order your photo
If you cut the photos along the gray borders when you receive your passport photo, you will get six 2x2" passport photos.
While there are some photo booths in Atlanta, you should keep in mind the guidelines for taking a USA passport photo before you go.
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Make sure someone takes your passport photo for you. Selfies are not accepted. Make use of your tripod if you have one. By using a tripod, you will be able to keep the camera level and steady. Ideally, the person should be around 1 meter away from the camera.
Face a bright window or the door when taking a photo. In this way, shadows can be avoided on the face and in the background. It is essential that the face is evenly lit. Ensure that the face is free of shadows and glares.
Note: You do not need to worry about the background, since our online passport photo generator will automatically do it for you.
Uniforms should not be worn. Put on regular street clothes for your photo.
Eyeglasses should not be worn. You should remove any sunglasses, tinted glasses, or glasses that you wear if you are taking a passport photo.
Ensure that your face is fully visible. Make sure your hair doesn't cover your face or obscure your eyes. In the case of very long bangs covering your eyebrows, pin them back with bobby pins. Although it's better to show your ears as well, that won't stop your photo from being accepted.
Passport photos don't allow hats unless they're religious headgear such as a headscarf or yarmulke.
Face the camera straight on and look straight at it. Avoid tilting or rotating the head.
It is important that the shoulders are visible, and there should be enough space around the head to crop the picture.
Make sure the camera is at the same level as the head.
It's okay to smile in your passport photo, but the government prefers you to have a neutral facial expression.
Under the new international passport rules, it is usually not acceptable to smile or have your mouth open.